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Politics was not part of my life: Nikki Haley

world Updated: Aug 10, 2012 00:46 IST
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South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American woman to occupy the top job in a US state, never talked of politics in their house while growing up and saw politicians as someone who often seemed to be busy promoting themselves.

“That may sound strange coming from someone who is best known for my time in public service,” she writes in her memoir Can’t Is Not An Option: My American Story, published by Penguin.

Haley, 40, shares her inspirational memoir of family, hope, and the power of the American Dream.

Decades before their daughter surprised the nation by becoming governor, Haley’s parents had a dream. Despite their high social status, they wanted more for their family and settled in Bamberg in early 1970s.

Her first campaign, against an entrenched incumbent, led to racial and religious threats but Haley refused to back down.